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The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library

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Books from the John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library.

Deposited with the Boston Public Library in 1894, the John Adams Library includes over 2,700 volumes collected by the second president during his lifetime (1735-1826) as well as hundreds of additional books later donated by his family members. One of the greatest private collections of its day, the Adams Library remains one of the largest original early American libraries still intact. This remarkable collection of 3,510 books spans the fields of classics, literature, history, politics, government, philosophy, religion, law, science, mathematics, medicine, agriculture, language and linguistics, economics, and travel.

The collection is of particular interest to scholars and historians because Adams recorded thousands of interpretive and critical manuscript annotations in the margins of his books. Transcriptions of many of Adams’s annotations and more information about the collection are available by e-mailing johnadamslibrary@bpl.org or calling 617-859-2379. Digitization of this collection has been made possible by the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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texts 3,180
TOPIC
French language 72
Political science 66
Treaties 58
Almanacs, American 57
Encyclopedias and dictionaries, French 52
History 52
Law 52
International law 46
Catholic Church 44
Law reports, digests, etc. -- Great Britain 42
Law -- Great Britain 41
Constitutional history 35
Latin language 35
History, Ancient 32
Education of princes 31
Ferdinand, Infant of Spain, Duke of Parma, 1751-1802 30
Commerce 28
Bible 27
Law reports, digests, etc 27
Mathematics 25
Astronomy 23
Natural history 23
Ethics 22
Agriculture 21
Church of England 21
Roman law 21
Sermons, English 21
Economics 20
French literature 19
Science 19
Theology 19
Finance 18
United States -- Politics and government 1775-1783 18
Church history 17
History, Modern 17
Education 16
Europe -- History 1517-1648 Early works to 1800 16
France -- History Henry IV, 1589-1610 Early works to 1800 16
France -- History Wars of the Huguenots, 1562-1598 Early works to 1800 16
Government executives 16
Medicine 16
Thou, François de, 1607-1642 16
Voyages and travels 16
World history 16
Geography 15
Greece -- Biography 15
Henry IV, King of France, 1553-1610 15
Mythology 15
Prussia (Germany) -- History Frederick II, 1740-1786 Sources 15
Prussia (Germany) -- Kings and rulers 18th century Sources 15
Prussia (Germany) -- Politics and government 1740-1786 Sources 15
Rome -- Biography 15
Europe -- History 1648-1789 14
France -- History Early works to 1800 14
Language and languages 14
Apologetics 13
Biography 13
Church year sermons 13
Drama 13
Economic history, 1700-1870 13
Encyclopedias and dictionaries 13
Indians of North America 13
Military art and science 13
Netherlands -- History 1714-1795 13
Philosophy, Ancient 13
Religions 13
Republics 13
Sermons, French 13
Discoveries in geography 12
Finance, Public 12
Rome -- History 12
Slavery 12
Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 12
United States -- History Revolution, 1775-1783 12
Chemistry 11
Forms (Law) 11
France -- History Revolution, 1789-1799 11
Mysteries, Religious 11
Mythology, Classical 11
Natural law 11
Sermons, American 11
Sun worship 11
Tariff 11
Trials (Treason) 11
Trials -- France 11
United States. Navy 11
Venice (Italy) -- History 11
Zodiac 11
Zoology 11
Calendar -- History 10
Constitutional law 10
Corpus juris civilis 10
French language -- Etymology 10
Grammar, Comparative and general 10
Great Britain -- Politics and government 10
Greek language 10
Language -- History 10
Latin language -- Etymology 10
Lenten sermons 10
Peace of Westphalia (1648) 10
Philosophy 10
Political ethics 10
Trials 10
Dutch drama 9
French language -- Grammar 9
Great Britain -- History 9
Horace 9
Molière, 1622-1673 9
Presidents 9
Psychology 9
Statutes 9
Theology, Doctrinal 9
Treaties of Nijmegen (1678-1679) 9
Advent sermons 8
Christian ethics 8
Church and state 8
Colonization 8
Ecclesiastical law 8
English language 8
Explorers 8
French drama 8
Great Britain -- Politics and government 1760-1789 8
Great Britain. Court of King's Bench 8
Jesus Christ 8
Law -- Great Britain History 8
Montpensier, Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans, duchesse de, 1627-1693 8
Nobility 8
Public law 8
United States. Marine Corps 8
United States. Naval Reserve 8
Washington, George, 1732-1799 8
Administrative law 7
Animals 7
Commercial law 7
Criminal law 7
Fourth of July orations 7
Great Britain. Court of Common Pleas 7
Illustration of books -- France 18th century 7
Justices of the peace 7
Maritime law 7
Natural history illustration -- France 7
Physics 7
Pleading 7
Rome -- History Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D 7
Rome--History--Empire, -- 30 B.C.- A.D. 284 7
State, The 7
Trajan, Emperor of Rome, 53-117 7
United States -- Politics and government 7
United States -- Politics and government 1783-1865 7
United States. Army 7
Zoological illustration -- France 7
Zoological illustration -- France Early works to 1800 7
Almanacs, French 6
Birds 6
Byzantine Empire -- History 6
Conveyancing 6
English poetry 6
Geometry 6
Greece -- History 6
Greek drama 6
Greek drama -- History and criticism 6
Henry II, King of England, 1133-1189 6
Library catalogs 6
Natural history -- French 6
Ravaillac, François, 1578-1610 6
Retz, Jean François Paul de Gondi de, 1613-1679 6
Taxation 6
Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648 6
Treaty of Utrecht (1713) 6
Unitarianism 6
United States 6
Aesthetics 5
Air 5
Anne, Queen, consort of Louis XIII, King of France, 1601-1666 5
Art 5
Burnet, Gilbert, 1643-1715 5
Characters and characteristics 5
Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649 5
Colonization -- History 5
Commerce -- History 5
Constitutional history -- United States 5
East Indies -- Commerce 5
East Indies -- Commerce Great Britain Early works to 1800 5
Equality 5
Fireplaces 5
Great Britain -- Colonies America 5
Great Britain. Parliament 5
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons 5
Greek language -- Latin 5
Heraldry 5
History -- Philosophy 5
Homer 5
Hymns, English 5
Knights of Malta 5
Knowledge, Theory of 5
Latin literature 5
Naples (Kingdom) -- History to 1772 5
Noailles, Antoine de, 1504-1562 5
Noailles, François de, 1519-1585 5
Physiocrats 5
LANGUAGE
english 1,504
french 1,261
latin 243
italian 101
dutch 32
ancient greek 20
spanish 10
german 4
greek 3
multiple 1
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Creator
v. 1. English and Italian -- v. 2. Italiano ed inglese
Topics: English language -- Italian, Italian language -- English
John Adams Library copy inscribed on t.p., v. 1: "John Adams July 1780" and "2 guineas."
Topics: English language -- Italian, Italian language -- English
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Nugent, Thomas, 1700?-1772; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. MB (BRL); John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL)
10,517
1
0
Includes half t.p
Topics: French language--Dictionaries--English, English language--Dictionaries--French
John Adams Library copy has bookplate, v. 1: William Glanville Boscawen. John Adams's signature on title page: "John Adams."
Topics: Spanish language -- French, French language -- Spanish
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Terence; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Donatus, Aelius; Asper, Aemilius; Cornutus, Lucius Annaeus, 1st cent; Waldkirch, Conrad von, fl. 1583-1616; Smetius, Johannes, 1599-1651, former owner
8,077
1
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John Adams Library copy contains underlining and minor annotations in unknown hand. Wanting all pages up to signature b2.
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Colson, John, 1680-1760; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
6,822
4
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John Adams Library copy: significant annotations in Adams's hand. An unfinished posthumous work, first published in the Latin original in v. 1 of the Opera omnia (Londini, J. Nichols, 1779-85) under title: Artis analyticae specimina, vel Geometria analytica. Another translation, without Colson's commentary, appeared London, 1737 as A treatise on the method of fluxions and infinite series.
Topics: Mathematics, Calculus
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Morton, Thomas, 1575-1646; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915
6,817
2
0
Includes bibliographical references (p. 99-105)
Topics: Morton, Thomas, 1575-1646, Indians of North America -- Massachusetts, Indians of North America --...
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Robison, John, 1739-1805; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner; Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818, former owner
6,562
5
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John Adams Library copy inscribed on first leaf: "Jeremy Belknap 1798 from Mrs. A. Adams."
Topics: Freemasonry, Illuminati
John Adams Library copy inscribed on inside back cover: hand drawing of ship. Inscribed on inside front cover: "L6 -J/D." Inscribed on first leaf: "In page 751 mention is made of the river St. Croix..." John Adams's signature on title page: "J. Adams."
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Topics: Religions -- History, Religions, Geography, Geography -- History 17th century, Voyages and travels...
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Marin, Pieter; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner; Zeydelaar, Ernst, ed
5,734
0
0
Volume 2. Volume 1: Dictionnaire portatif : François et Hollandois (1773). Huitième édition/corrigée de ses fautes, & augmentée de plus de la moitié par Jean Holtrop ... Précédés par deux listes alphabétiques: l'une des noms de baptême, & l'autre de ceux des païs, villes, fleuves, rivières, montagnes &c. qui différent le plus dans les deux langues ...
Topics: English language -- Dutch, Dutch language -- English
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Estienne, Henri, 1531-1598, printer; Estienne, Henri, 1531-1598, ed; Canter, Willem, 1542-1575, tr; Traversari, Ambrogio, 1386-1439, tr; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
5,665
3
1
John Adams Library copy has plate on verso facing t.p., v. 1: "Relie par crucifix Mtre. Relieur Rue St. Jean de Beauvais pres l'Eglise, A Paris." Inscribed on t.p., v. 1: "Petrus Colladon." Inscribed on first leaf, v. 1-2: "John Adams 1784 Paris."
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Topics: Philosophers, Ancient, Philosophy, Ancient, Pythagoras and Pythagorean school
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Court de Gébelin, Antoine, 1725-1784; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Marillier, Clément Pierre, 1740-1808; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
5,651
0
0
[T. I] Plan général. Allégories orientales (with special t.-p.) 1777.--[t. II] Grammaire universelle. 1778.--[t. III] Origine du langage et de l'écriture. Lettre a l'auteur anonyme de deux prétendus extraits insérés dans le Journal des savans des mois de nov. & dec. 1773, pub. contre le Plan général et raisonné du monde primitif ... et contre les Allégories orientales ... (with special t.-p.) 1775-81.--[t. IV] Histoire civile, religieuse et allégorique du calendrier ......
Topics: Language and languages, French language -- Etymology, Language -- History, Grammar, Comparative and...
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Marin, Pieter; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Holtrop, Jan, ed; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
5,363
0
0
Huitième édition/corrigée de ses fautes, & augmentée de plus de la moitié par Jean Holtrop ... Précédés par deux listes alphabétiques: l'une des noms de baptême, & l'autre de ceux des païs, villes, fleuves, rivières, montagnes &c. qui différent le plus dans les deux langues ... Volume 2: Néder-Duitsch en Fransch woorden-boek : weleêr te saamengesteld (1773).
Topics: Dutch language -- Dictionaries, French, French language -- Dictionaries, Dutch
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Corio, Bernardino, 1459-1519?; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Porcacchi, Thomaso, ca. 1530-1585?; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
5,317
1
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John Adams Library copy inscribed on separate sheet attached to first leaf: "Mr. Brandy Hollis desires Mr. Adams to preserve this history of Milan till he procures a better copy. March 31, 1788." Inscribed on first leaf in Greek and on t.p.: "John Morris." Stamped on verso of t.p.: "British Museum sale duplicate 1787."
Topics: Italy -- History, Roman emperors -- Early works to 1800, Milan -- History
Generally ascribed to Paul Aler (later adapted by various others) and based on an earlier work by another "Unus a Societate Jesu", titled: Synonymorum et epithetorum thesaurus (1652), later: Novus synonymorum, epithetorum et phrasium, seu elegantiarum poeticarum, thesaurus (1662). --cf.
Topics: Latin language -- Quantity, Latin language -- Synonyms and antonyms, Latin language -- Epithets
John Adams Library copy transferred from the supervisors of the Temple and School Fund. Quincy, Mass., 1894
Topics: Greek language -- Latin, Greek language -- Latin, Latin language -- Greek, Latin language -- Greek
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Homer; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Clarke, Samuel, 1675-1729; Clarke, Samuel, d. 1778; Knapton, John, 1696-1770, publisher; Knapton, Paul, fl. 1735-1770, publisher; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
4,756
3
0
ESTC
Topics: Homer, Achilles (Greek mythology), Trojan War, Epic poetry, Greek
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by L'Hospital, marquis de (Guillaume François Antoine), 1661-1704; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Paulian, Aimé-Henri, 1722-1801; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner; Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, former owner
4,656
0
0
John Adams Library copy inscribed on half t.p.: "J.Q. Adams" in John Adams's hand. John Adams Library copy contains significant annotations in Adams's hand. Transcriptions of handwritten annotations available from Boston Public Library, Rare Books & Manuscripts Department.
Topics: Differential calculus, Mathematics
John Adams Library copy inscribed on inside front cover: "Charles Adams his book 1774 ... 1775."
Topics: Great Britain. Parliament, Calendars -- Great Britain, Almanacs, English -- Great Britain, Great...
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Morell, Thomas, 1703-1784; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
4,604
4
0
ESTC
Topic: Greek language -- Quantity
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by United States. Dept. of State; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner; Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, former owner
4,256
0
0
John Adams Library copy embossed in gold-tooled lettering on front cover: "President of the U. States."
Topics: Government executives, United States -- Directories, United States -- Officials and employees...
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Court de Gébelin, Antoine, 1725-1784; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Marillier, Clément Pierre, 1740-1808; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
4,219
0
0
[T. I] Plan général. Allégories orientales (with special t.-p.) 1777.--[t. II] Grammaire universelle. 1778.--[t. III] Origine du langage et de l'écriture. Lettre a l'auteur anonyme de deux prétendus extraits insérés dans le Journal des savans des mois de nov. & dec. 1773, pub. contre le Plan général et raisonné du monde primitif ... et contre les Allégories orientales ... (with special t.-p.) 1775-81.--[t. IV] Histoire civile, religieuse et allégorique du calendrier ......
Topics: Language and languages, French language -- Etymology, Language -- History, Grammar, Comparative and...
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Accademia della Crusca; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
4,124
0
0
Volume 1 contains A-C. Volume 2 contains D-I. Volume 3 contains L-Q. Volume 4 contains R-T. Volume 5 contains V-Z. Autori o libri d'autori del buon secolo. Autori moderni citati in difetto, o confermazione degli antichi. Tavola delle abbreviature degli autori da' quali sono tratti gli esempi citati nel Vocabolario. Indice delle voci e locuzioni latine. Vol. 5 includes: Autori citati nel Vocabolario degli accademici della Crusca; Indice delle voci e locuzioni latine.
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Estienne, Charles, 1504-ca. 1564; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Dumas, Charles Guillaume Frédéric, ca. 1725-1780, former owner; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
4,082
2
0
John Adams Library copy inscribed on t.p.: "Cwf Dumas."
Topics: History -- Latin, Biography -- Latin, Classical dictionaries, Forms (Law) -- Great Britain
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Estienne, Charles, 1504-ca. 1564; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Dumas, Charles Guillaume Frédéric, ca. 1725-1780, former owner; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
4,051
1
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John Adams Library copy incomplete: lacking t.p. and multiple pages at end. John Adams's signature on column [4]: "John Adams."
Topics: History -- Latin, Biography -- Latin, Classical dictionaries, Forms (Law) -- Great Britain
John Adams Library copy inscribed verso of t.p. and final leaf: "G: Maylem [strikethrough]"; "Francis Morton Sum EX Libris 1703" ; [misc. notes in Latin, in other hand]. John Adams's signature on title page: "John Adams."
Topics: Pharmacopoeias, Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
T.p. printed in red and black
Topics: Homer, Greek language, Proverbs, Greek
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Homer; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Clarke, Samuel, 1675-1729; Clarke, Samuel, d. 1778; Knapton, John, 1696-1770, publisher; Knapton, Paul, fl. 1735-1770, publisher; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
3,961
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John Adams Library copy has separate leaf of notes inserted in v. 1, p. 48-49, removed and stored separately.
Topics: Homer, Achilles (Greek mythology), Trojan War, Epic poetry, Greek
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Plato; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Estienne, Henri, 1531-1598, ed; Serres, Jean de, 1540?-1598, tr; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner; Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, former owner
3,957
4
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John Adams's signature on title page, v.1 : "John Adams." Signature on first leaf, v. 1: "John Quincy Adams." Inscribed on half t.p., v. 2: "Perrim."
Topic: Plato
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Court de Gébelin, Antoine, 1725-1784; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Marillier, Clément Pierre, 1740-1808; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
3,922
0
0
[T. I] Plan général. Allégories orientales (with special t.-p.) 1777.--[t. II] Grammaire universelle. 1778.--[t. III] Origine du langage et de l'écriture. Lettre a l'auteur anonyme de deux prétendus extraits insérés dans le Journal des savans des mois de nov. & dec. 1773, pub. contre le Plan général et raisonné du monde primitif ... et contre les Allégories orientales ... (with special t.-p.) 1775-81.--[t. IV] Histoire civile, religieuse et allégorique du calendrier ......
Topics: Language and languages, French language -- Etymology, Language -- History, Grammar, Comparative and...
John Adams Library copy has signature removed from title page, v. 1-2. Inscribed "Bryan H" on fore-edge of v. 1.
Topic: Law reports, digests, etc. -- Great Britain
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Court de Gébelin, Antoine, 1725-1784; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Marillier, Clément Pierre, 1740-1808; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
3,857
0
0
John Adams Library copy contains significant annotations in Adams's hand. Transcriptions of handwritten annotations available from Boston Public Library, Rare Books & Manuscripts Department. [T. I] Plan général. Allégories orientales (with special t.-p.) 1777.--[t. II] Grammaire universelle. 1778.--[t. III] Origine du langage et de l'écriture. Lettre a l'auteur anonyme de deux prétendus extraits insérés dans le Journal des savans des mois de nov. & dec. 1773, pub. contre le Plan...
Topics: Language and languages, French language -- Etymology, Language -- History, Grammar, Comparative and...
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Société typographique di Neuchâtel, publisher; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784; Alembert, Jean Le Rond d', 1717-1783; Pellet, J-L., publisher; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
3,856
0
0
Issued with three more volumes, separately cataloged: Recueil de planches, por la nouvelle édition du Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, avec leur explication. Neufchâtel, Société typographique, 1779. Société typographique, 1779
Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, French
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915, former owner
3,778
1
0
Bound with 'Some Phases of Sexual Morality and Church Discipline,' which is separately cataloged. John Adams Library copy inscribed first leaf: "Deposited in the John Adams Library by C.F. Adams. Dec. 1891." No. 10 of 50 copies printed for private distribution.
Topics: Braintree (Mass.) -- History, Quincy (Mass.) -- History
John Adams Library copy inscribed on t.p.: "ex libris Cussy ..." John Adams Library copy contains minor annotations in Adams's hand. Transcriptions of handwritten annotations available from Boston Public Library, Rare Books & Manuscripts Department.
Topics: Latin language -- French, French language -- Latin
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Comenius, Johann Amos, 1592-1670; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Courcelles, Etienne de, 1586-1659; Simon, Theodor, fl.ca. 1629-1649; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
3,676
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T.p. printed in red and black. Includes index. Errata on p. 240.
Topics: Latin language, Greek language, French language
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Coke, Edward, Sir, 1552-1634; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
3,590
0
0
John Adams Library copy inscribed on title page: "Benj: Lynde." Inscribed on table of contents: "May 29, 1792. J. Q. Adams."
Topic: Courts -- Great Britain
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Noel, François, 1755-1841; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. MB (BRL); John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL)
3,504
0
0
Includes half t.p
Topics: French language, Latin language
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Société typographique di Neuchâtel, publisher; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784; Alembert, Jean Le Rond d', 1717-1783; Pellet, J-L., publisher; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
3,477
0
0
Issued with three more volumes, separately cataloged: Recueil de planches, por la nouvelle édition du Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, avec leur explication. Neufchâtel, Société typographique, 1779. Société typographique, 1779
Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, French
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 260-ca. 340; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Jerome, Saint, d. 419 or 20; Scaliger, Joseph Juste, 1540-1609; More, Alexander, 1616-1670; Jansson, Jan, 1588-1664, publisher; Hercules, Nicolaes, fl. 1655-1661, printer; Scaliger, Joseph Juste, 1540-1609; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
3,476
3
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Brunet
Topic: Chronology, Historical
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner; Tufts, Cotton, 1732-1815, former owner
3,470
2
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John Adams's signature on second t.p.: "John Adams." Inscribed on t.p.: "Cotton Tufts" and "Saint Shepard 1706." Book I. Antiquities.--book II. Ecclesiarum clypei.--book III. Polybius.--book IV. Sal gentium.--book V. Acts and monuments.--book VI. Thaumaturgus.--book VII. Ecclesiarum prælia.
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Topics: Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728, New England -- Church history, New England -- Biography, New England --...
John Adams Library copy contains significant annotations in Adams's hand.
Topic: Law reports, digests, etc. -- Great Britain
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Tronci, Paolo; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
3,429
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0
John Adams Library copy contains 10x10 cm. slip of paper, p. 280-281, citation note in Italian; removed and stored separately (Mss. Adams 444); contains 8x5 cm. card, p. 202-203, with "Mr. Channing no. 7 Postman Street Postman Square"; removed and stored separately (Mss. Adams 445).
Topic: Pisa (Italy) -- History
September, 1813 - March, 1814.
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Accademia della Crusca; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
3,353
0
0
Volume 1 contains A-C. Volume 2 contains D-I. Volume 3 contains L-Q. Volume 4 contains R-T. Volume 5 contains V-Z. Autori o libri d'autori del buon secolo. Autori moderni citati in difetto, o confermazione degli antichi. Tavola delle abbreviature degli autori da' quali sono tratti gli esempi citati nel Vocabolario. Indice delle voci e locuzioni latine. Vol. 5 includes: Autori citati nel Vocabolario degli accademici della Crusca; Indice delle voci e locuzioni latine.
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Summonte, Giovanni Antonio, d. 1604; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. BRL; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL
3,231
0
0
Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author on verso facing t.p
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Pufendorf, Samuel, Freiherr von, 1632-1694; Kennett, Basil, 1674-1715, tr; Barbeyrac, Jean, 1674-1744; Carew, George, of Lincoln's Inn, tr; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. BRL; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL
3,222
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Includes index
Topics: Natural law, International law, Ethics
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Suidas (Lexicographer); John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Portus, Aemilius, 1550-1614 or 15; Kuster, Ludolf, 1670-1716; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
3,166
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Greek and Latin in parallel columns. John Adams library copy contains signature on half title page, v. 1: "John Adams Paris Sept. 18. 1784"; signatures removed from v. 2-3.
Topic: Greek language -- Latin
John Adams's signature on title page: "John Adams 1814."
Topics: Greek language, Greek poetry
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Holt, John, Sir, 1642-1710; Great Britain. Court of Chancery; Great Britain. Court of Exchequer Chamber; Great Britain. Court of King's Bench; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Farresley, Thomas; Jacob, Giles, 1686-1744; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
3,128
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John Adams Library copy has signature removed from title page. Inscribed on verso facing t.p.: "Holt's reports a book of no authority. Wilson's Rep. 15."
Topics: Law reports, digests, etc. -- Great Britain, Law reports, digests, etc. -- Great Britain
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Mariana, Juan de, 1535-1624; Spain. Real Biblioteca; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner; Adams, George Washington, 1801-1829, former owner
3,094
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John Adams Library copy contains bookplate: "John Adams Libertatem amicitiam retinebis et fidem." Inscribed on t.p., v. 1: "JA to GWA."
Topic: Spain -- History Early works to 1800
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Colégio das Artes (Coimbra, Portugal); John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Aristotle; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
3,063
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0
John Adams Library copy inscribed on t.p.: "Johannes Nortonus."
Topic: Aristotle
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Thucydides; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Aubry, Jean, printer; Estienne, Henri, 1531-1598; Marnius, Claudius, d. 1610, printer; Portus, Aemilius, 1550-1614 or 15, commentator; Portus, Franciscus, 1511-1581, commentator; Valla, Lorenzo, 1406-1457; Wechel, Andreas, d. 1581 printer; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner; Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, former owner
3,062
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John Adams Library copy inscribed: former owner's signature crossed out. John Adams Library copy inscribed: "J.Q. Adams."
Topic: Greece -- History Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C. Early works to 1800
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Danet, Pierre, ca. 1650-1709; Deville, Nicolas, 1672?-1734, printer; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. BRL; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL
3,035
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T.p. printed in red and black
Topics: French language, Latin language, French language, Latin language
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Société typographique di Neuchâtel, publisher; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784; Alembert, Jean Le Rond d', 1717-1783; Pellet, J-L., publisher; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
3,029
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Issued with three more volumes, separately cataloged: Recueil de planches, por la nouvelle édition du Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, avec leur explication. Neufchâtel, Société typographique, 1779. Société typographique, 1779
Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, French
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Bertoli, Gian Domenico, 1676-1764; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
3,018
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Engraved frontispiece on verso facing t.p. signed: "AD. Bertoli Delineo Vienna; F.̊ Zucchi scolpi Venezia."
Topic: Aquileia (Italy) -- Antiquities
John Adams's signature on title page: "John Adams."
Topic: Latin language
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Muratori, Lodovico Antonio, 1672-1750; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Soli Muratori, Giovanni Francesco, 1701-1769, ed; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
2,943
0
0
John Adams Library copy transferred from the supervisors of the Temple and School Fund. Quincy, Mass., 1894
Topics: Middle Ages, Italy -- Civilization, Italy -- History 476-1492
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Cowley, Abraham, 1618-1667; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library). BRL; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
2,941
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Davideis: A sacred poem -- Davideidos -- Verses written on several occasions -- A proposition for the advancement of experiments philosophy -- Several discourses by way of essays, in verse and prose
March - September, 1813.
T.p. printed in red and black
Topics: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, French, French language, Latin language
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. BRL; Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848, former owner. BRL; United States. Dept. of State; Boston Public Library) John Adams Library BRL
2,820
0
0
Printer varies
Topic: Government executives
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. BRL; Boston Public Library (John Adams Library) BRL
2,817
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John Adams Library has volumes "for the year 1785" and "for the year 1783."
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Viner, Charles, 1678-1756; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
2,810
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0
Contains INDEX. John Adams's signature on title page, v. 1-23: "John Adams."
Topics: Law -- Great Britain, Law reports, digests, etc. -- Great Britain
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Xenophon; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Hutchinson, Thomas, 1698-1769; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner; Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886, former owner. BRL
2,807
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John Adams Library copy inscribed on first leaf: "Charles Adams 1785" and hand drawing of compass rose. Inscribed on t.p.: "Tho Ward AD 1735" and "Given by him to Mr. Peaslee Collins April 27th 1758[?]" [in Adams's hand]. John Adams's signature on title page: "John Adams."
Topics: Cyrus, King of Persia, d. 529 B.C, Iran -- Kings and rulers Biography
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Moltzer, Jakob, 1503-1558; Ciofani, Ercole; Heinsius, Daniel, 1580-1655; Heinsius, Nicolaas, 1620-1681; Burman, Pieter, 1668-1741, ed; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
2,767
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t. 1, Publii Ovidii Nasonis Heroides, Amorum Lib. III, Artis Amatoria libri III, Remedia amoris, Medicamina faciei, Halieutica, Epicedion Drusi Caesaris, A. Sabini epistolae III / cum integris Jacobi Micylli, Herculis Ciofani, Danielis et Nicolai Heinsiorum, et excerptis aliorum notis quibus suas adiecit Petrus Burmannus[sic]-- t. 2 ... Metamorphoseon libri XV / cum integris Jacobi Constantii Fanensis, Henrici Loritii Glareani, Jacobi Micylli ... -- t. 3 ... Fastorum libri VI / cum integris...
Topic: Ovid, B.C.-17 or 18 A.D
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Accademia della Crusca; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
2,754
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Volume 1 contains A-C. Volume 2 contains D-I. Volume 3 contains L-Q. Volume 4 contains R-T. Volume 5 contains V-Z. Autori o libri d'autori del buon secolo. Autori moderni citati in difetto, o confermazione degli antichi. Tavola delle abbreviature degli autori da' quali sono tratti gli esempi citati nel Vocabolario. Indice delle voci e locuzioni latine. Vol. 5 includes: Autori citati nel Vocabolario degli accademici della Crusca; Indice delle voci e locuzioni latine.
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Ammianus Marcellinus; Lindenbrog, Friedrich, 1573-1648; Valois, Henri de, 1603-1676; Valois, Adrien de, 1607-1692; Gronovius, Jacobus, 1645-1716; Hooghe, Romeyn de, 1645-1708; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. MB (BRL); John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL)
2,751
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Engraved t.p. and title vignette
Topics: Coins, Roman, Emperors
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Erasmus, Desiderius, d. 1536; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Tappe, Eberhard; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
2,739
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John Adams Library copy inscribed on verso of first leaf: "B. Colman 1704."
John Adams Library copy wanting: t.p. missing; cataloging information taken from text and ESTC
Topic: Spanish language
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Petronius Arbiter; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Lundorp, Michael Caspar, ca. 1580-1629; Goldast, Melchior, 1578-1635; Schleich, Clemens, fl. 1619-1628; Heredes Andreae Wecheli; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner; Gridley, Jeremiah, 1702-1767, former owner
2,714
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John Adams Library copy inscribed [and crossed through] on t.p.: "Jer Gridley." John Adams's signature on title page: "John Adams" and "Liber Guilholmi Griffithii Anglo Britanni, Artium Magistri, & Notary Publici; Homi in Surcia impestus quatuor solicis Prichio Non Novems 1664." Minor annotations.
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
2,713
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John Adams Library copy inscribed on first leaf: [table of months and numbers].
Topic: Russia -- Politics and government 1689-1801 Periodicals
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Accademia della Crusca; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL); Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
2,676
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Volume 1 contains A-C. Volume 2 contains D-I. Volume 3 contains L-Q. Volume 4 contains R-T. Volume 5 contains V-Z. Autori o libri d'autori del buon secolo. Autori moderni citati in difetto, o confermazione degli antichi. Tavola delle abbreviature degli autori da' quali sono tratti gli esempi citati nel Vocabolario. Indice delle voci e locuzioni latine. Vol. 5 includes: Autori citati nel Vocabolario degli accademici della Crusca; Indice delle voci e locuzioni latine.
John Adams Library copy has signature removed from title page, v. 1-2. Inscribed "Bryan H" on fore-edge of v. 1.
Topic: Law reports, digests, etc. -- Great Britain
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Frere, George; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
2,651
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John Adams's signature on title page: "John Adams." Inscribed on t.p.: "By Samuel Frere of Barbados." Contains minor annotations in Adams's hand.
Topics: Barbados -- History Early works to 1800, Great Britain -- Colonies America Early works to 1800